One of the many highlights of my trip was visiting the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg where the largest collection of his work, outside Italy, resides - a collection belonging to the Morse family who spent over 25 years buying the artist's work. Dali passed away in 1989 and one of the most revolutionary things about his art was that it was limitless, his thoughts had no boundaries and were often inspired by dreams - full of hidden messages and symbolism which gives you an insight of what was going on in his mind. He was both an artist and businessman as he sold most of his work and made sure he could reap the awards whilst he was still living.
Take a look at some of my favourites below:
I could go on describing more highlights from my trip here but instead I thought I'd debut my photography where I've experimented with an SLR to try and capture my time away. The photography focuses on commercialisation, nature and some great 'typically american' scenes.
|Dali inspired bench in the grounds of the museum|
|Idyllic grounds of Downtown Disney|
|Outside the Lego store|
|Iconic school bus|
|Coca-cola - one of the most striking and recognisable liveries.|
|Retro disused gas stations provide the perfect feature for this bar|
|Alligators are protected species in Florida and they are present in most lakes across the state|
|Local country singer who performs every weekend - you guessed it, he's Glenn|
|Lake Wales airboat taking you to the tip of the Everglades|
|10 month old alligator - they can grow up to 13 feet|
|Florida's most northern point before the Everglades|
It's interesting how many people from different states travel across America to come to Florida - I captured as many different state registration plates to reflect this and love how each state represents something.